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1 Speckled Orb-weaver at Acton, ACT

Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2021
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Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 12 Jan 2021 YumiCallaway
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 12 Jan 2021 Roger

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Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by TimL Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) eburnea (A Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by TimL Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 19 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2022 by TimL Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Armillaria sp. (A honey fungus) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Homalictus (Homalictus) ctenander at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) flavoviridis (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by Roger Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jun 2021 by TimL Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Idaea philocosma (Flecked Wave) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by Roger Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by WHall Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by TimL
Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) eburnea (A Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by TimL
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 19 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Armillaria sp. (A honey fungus) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Homalictus (Homalictus) ctenander at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) flavoviridis (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by Roger
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jun 2021 by TimL
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Idaea philocosma (Flecked Wave) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by Roger
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by WHall
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2021 09:59 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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